Businesses & Workplaces

By offering family service events and programs, your business can encourage more employees to volunteer, strengthen families and communities, and inspire young people to continue making a positive difference into adulthood, resulting in succeeding generations of volunteers and philanthropists. Doing Good Together can assist you in coordinating volunteer projects that will engage both your employees AND their families. Here’s how:

PRESENT A WORKSHOP. We have two workshop topics ideal for businesses.

  • Family Volunteering: Simple Ways to Weave Service into Your Hectic Life: This workshop, especially for parents and grandparents, addresses the unexpected benefits of family volunteering, along with dozens of practical and simple ideas for how families can get involved in community service work; environmental, social and political action; and charitable giving.
  • Supporting Families in Serving Others: Creating Effective Family Volunteer Events: Given the multiple benefits of family volunteering, how can your corporation provide meaningful opportunities for families to come together to serve others? Learn how to create family volunteer events and discover the challenges, opportunities, strategies and best practices for making family service a vital part of your corporate volunteer program.

We can easily tailor either presentation to the needs of your group. Learn more…

ASSIST IN CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES TO VOLUNTEER. We can work with you to establish a comprehensive family volunteer program or simply assist you in organizing a single family service event. (Every volunteer activity includes opportunities for reflection among family members about the importance of helping others and critical social issues, so that the experience is enriched and serving others becomes a deeply embedded and lifelong value.) One especially popular event is our Family Service Night, a fun, meaningful service event that can be held right on-site. Contact us to talk about how we might partner with you to make your organization family-volunteer friendly.

CREATE MATERIALS to help you recruit, educate and celebrate your family volunteers. We can also help you develop resources that will enhance the volunteer experience for families. Find out more.

OFFER EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES OUR FREE E-MAIL NEWSLETTER. Our e-newsletter is full of simple service ideas and pointers for starting discussions with children about specific social issues. Subscribers can also receive a free monthly listing of Twin Cities family volunteer opportunities. Simply put a link on your website to ours, or provide us a list of e-mail addresses and we’ll add them to our subscription list. You can browse our past issues here.

PROVIDE RECOGNITION TO YOUR VOLUNTEER FAMILIES. If you have a compelling story to tell about how your family volunteers are making a difference, we can include it on our website. It’s a way to celebrate the accomplishments of your volunteers, keep them motivated and provide visibility for your program! Click here to tell your story.

If you need more information, please contact Doing Good Together at mail@doinggoodtogether.org or call 612.822.6502.